Pause in Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial not necessarily a setback, says Hancock

UK health secretary admits it is not first time vaccine trial has been delayed

Matt Hancock has said a pause to the Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial after a volunteer suffered an adverse reaction is not necessarily a setback.

The UK health secretary said he was not overly concerned about the decision by pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca to halt vaccine trials, adding that it had already overcome a similar delay.

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